Why Is Boxing Day Called Boxing Day?

Boxing Day, how do you spend it? Nursing a fuzzy head, reaching for the indigestion tablets, or perhaps taking a brisk walk with friends and family? Whatever you may do, it most likely doesn’t involve any boxes or boxing. So why is Boxing Day called Boxing Day? Taking place on 26th December Boxing Day is celebrated in many […]

Mince Pies – The History

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! At the ihampers house, this means one thing… mince pies! (We’re rather partial to the Barfield Bakery variety, which features in many of our hampers.) These delicious sweet treats fuel us as we busily take all your festive hamper orders – we simply love that scrumptious combination […]

Fudge – a deliciously happy accident

Fudge. This creamy confection is a popular addition in many of our food hampers, sweet hampers and Christmas gifts. A popular treat throughout the UK , with fudge shops galore permeating the delicious aroma of molten sugar across many seaside towns and tourist hot spots. Fudged it… they certainly did Selling such a fabulous product […]

Choosing a birthday gift

Birthdays are the perfect time to send gifts of love and affection to your loved ones, friends, family and colleagues. Giving gifts on someone’s birthday has been a long standing tradition, but choosing the right gift can, of course, be tricky. Things to think of while picking that perfect present; 1: Age We all go […]

How To Create A Bee House (Or Bee&Bee)

We recently wrote about the decline of Bees around the world and the affect it would have on us as a species and we received a lot of requests asking us to create a guide on how to build a Bee shelter we discussed. Creating a Bee shelter is a simple task that can be […]

The Importance Of Bee’s

The Importance Of Bee’s What would happen if all the bees were gone? It is estimated that one-third of all the food we consume is pollinated by bees. If bees were to go extinct, we would expect the apple, orange, coffee, chocolate and rapeseed oil industries to collapse in the short term while another insect […]

How to remove pollen stains from clothes and household items

So, you’ve received a beautiful bouquet of flowers and you feel so happy. In this stunning creation, there are maybe some flowers such as lilies that contain a lot of pollen. You maybe had a former bad experience with some pollen stains in your clothes or carpets. With our tips, this will soon no longer […]

Top Five’s For Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the time to start planning that perfect night in (or out). Below are our personal favourite top five’s for a romantic Valentine’s with your loved one: Music Music is food for the soul – Get in the mood with these top tracks: My Heart Will Go […]


Recycling ideas for your Christmas decoration

You may think that you still have some time before Christmas but it’s never too early to think of your Christmas decoration. Especially if you are this type of crafty person still eager to surprise friends or family. If you are used to following our blog, you know that we do care about protecting the […]